NBA rumors: Here’s conditions on 2020 pick Warriors traded to Nets

NBA rumors: Here’s conditions on 2020 pick Warriors traded to Nets originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

The Warriors didn’t want to lose Kevin Durant for nothing, and they had to pay a price to ensure that didn’t happen. 

After the two-time NBA Finals MVP decided to leave the Bay for the Brooklyn Nets, the Warriors elected to orchestrate a sign-and-trade that netted them All-Star D’Angelo Russell in exchange for Durant.

The Warriors, of course, had to make it worth the Nets’ while and attached a pick along with KD to get Brooklyn to go along. 

That pick, according to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, is a 2020 first-round pick that is protected. 

Even with the Warriors facing a transition season, they still have the talent to be one of the 10 best teams in the NBA, so chances are this pick will be sent to Brooklyn next June. 

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In the end, the price to get something for Durant wasn’t as steep as it could have been. 

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